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Deep-learning quantum Monte Carlo for electrons in real space

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DeepQMC implements variational quantum Monte Carlo for electrons in molecules, using deep neural networks as trial wave functions. The package is based on JAX and Haiku. Besides the core functionality, it contains an implementation of a flexible neural network wave function ansatz, that can be configured to obtain a broad range of molecular neural network wave functions. Config files for the instantiation of variants of PauliNet, FermiNet, DeepErwin and PsiFormer can be found under src/deepqmc/conf/ansatz.


Install and update to the latest release using Pip:

pip install -U deepqmc

To install DeepQMC from a local Git repository run:

git clone
cd deepqmc
pip install -e .[dev]

If Pip complains about not being found, please update to the latest Pip version.

The above installation will result in the CPU version of JAX. However, running DeepQMC on the GPU is highly recomended. To enable GPU support make sure to upgrade JAX to match the CUDA and cuDNN versions of your system. For most users this can be achieved with:

# CUDA 12 installation
pip install --upgrade "jax[cuda12_pip]" -f

# CUDA 11 installation
pip install --upgrade "jax[cuda11_pip]" -f

If issues arise during the JAX installation visit the JAX Install Guide.

Documentation and exemplary usage

For further information about the DeepQMC package and tutorials covering the basic usage visit the documentation.

An introduction to the methodology and exemplary experiments can be found in the associated software paper.


If you use DeepQMC for your work, please cite our implementation paper:

    author = {Schätzle, Z. and Szabó, P. B. and Mezera, M. and Hermann, J. and Noé, F.},
    title = "{DeepQMC: An open-source software suite for variational optimization of deep-learning molecular wave functions}",
    journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
    volume = {159},
    number = {9},
    pages = {094108},
    year = {2023},
    month = {09},
    issn = {0021-9606},
    doi = {10.1063/5.0157512},
    url = {},

The repository can be cited as:

	author = {Jan Hermann and
		  Zeno Schätzle and
		  Peter Bernát Szabó and
		  Matěj Mezera and
		  {DeepQMC Contributers}},
	title = {{DeepQMC}},
	year = {2023},
	publisher = {Zenodo},
	copyright = {MIT},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5281/zenodo.7503172},

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